French Inspired Onion Tart

5 onions, cut in half and thinly sliced 50g butter 1tsp fresh chopped thyme 1tsp sugar 1 egg 120ml crème fraiche 100-125g feta 2 egg yolks 100g wholemeal flour 70g plain flour 70g cold butter, chopped 2-3 tbsp iced water Make the pastry by sieving the flours into a food processor together with the butter…

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French Onion Soup

This French onion soup recipe is suitable for vegetarians, as it does not use beef stock. Instead, Vegemite is added to vegetable stock giving a darker colour and a richer flavour. You may want to add more Vegemite for a more powerful flavoured stock. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30g butter 6 large white…

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Fresh Cheese & Asparagus Pizza

Recipe: Flaveur Bread | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan 1 Flaveur Bread’s Sourdough Pizza Base 4 large cloves of roasted garlic 8‒10 spears of Rosie’s Kitchen’s fresh asparagus 60g Dream Cheese’s fresh crescenza or something similar, like mozzarella 1 tbsp capers, drained ½ cup grated Parmesan ground black pepper & sea salt 2‒3 tbsp home-made basil pesto…

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Fried Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

Polenta 3 cups vegetable stock 1 cup milk 1 & ½ cups instant polenta ½ cup grated Parmesan Heat the stock and milk in a pot until just boiling. Slowly add the polenta and stir to stop any lumps forming. Continue to stir and cook until the polenta is thick and just before it starts…

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Gabriella

Recipe: Megan Priscott | Images: Brydie Thompson I don’t really know what to name this salad; garden salad is too broad and boring, it’s not Greek or Mexican, so let’s go with Gabriella. You really can go with what is seasonal and available, think Mediterranean when you substitute any ingredients so it stays balanced and…

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a classic summer dish originating from Andalucía in Southern Spain.  A peasant dish made with basic ingredients it is best made in the height of summer when the main ingredients are at their ripest and most flavoursome.  Served chilled it is a refreshing dish on a hot summer evening. 100g slightly stale crusty…

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Ginger Pumpkin Soup

Recipe: Rosie Palmer, Henry and Ted, Papamoa | Photography: Brydie Thompson Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Grain Free, Egg Free 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1kg pumpkin, peeled and chopped 1½ shallots, peeled and chopped 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated 2 tbsp chives ½ cup fresh mint ½ tbsp chilli powder 1 litre (4…

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Grange Road Cafe Moroccan Vegetable Soup

This recipe is supplied by  Grange Road Cafe, Tauranga. 100g butter 2 onions 2 carrots 2 parsnips 2 kumara 2 potatoes ¼ pumpkin 6 cloves of garlic 2 red chillies 2 tbsp coriander powder 2 tbsp cumin Peel and chop all the vegetables into similar sizes pieces. Melt the butter in a large pot until…

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Greek Potato & Feta Cake

This recipe is from Jeremy Dixon’s second book, The Revive Cafe Cookbook 2.  A great book for any vegetarian or if you are looking for some wonderful fresh, meat-free meal ideas.  You can also visit Jeremy at his cafe in Auckland. Ingredients (Makes 12 x ½ cup cakes) 1kg (2lb) white potatoes unpeeled (around 4…

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Green Galette

This recipe was based on one I saw on Food52. While they used Swiss chard I used a mixture of chard (or Silverbeet), kale and leeks, but spinach, rocket and even broccoli would all work. 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ onion Salt to taste 2 cloves garlic 1 leek 1 bunch silverbeet, stems removed (about…

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